We believe in Jesus Christ… who ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.”
Jesus died a shameful death, apparently defeated. But He overcame death and has been appointed King of kings by God (Acts 2:36). He is now the rightful King not only of the Jewish nation, but of all the peoples of the world.
So the earth is His by right – and will one day be His in fact. But he does not want to impose His rule by force (as Herod the Great did); He wants the nations to submit to His authority by free choice. And so He sends His servants out into the world to woo the world, inviting all people to acknowledge Him as their Saviour and Lord.
This task might seem to be an impossible one – because it is human nature to resist the authority of God. But Jesus holds the door open for us (Revelation 3:7,8), and promises us His Spirit to motivate and empower us (Acts 1:8). If He is our Lord, we must obey His command!